Remembering the first few days of motherhood


My son is now almost 23 years old.

We have been through a lot with him over the years but I still remember when he was born.


Day 1 My son (who has multiple disabilities) was born 2 weeks late and due to fetal distress, he was taken emergency c-section.  Initially, we didn’t know why he was in fetal distress but we would know soon.  His apgar scores were 8 and 9.  Since he was a c-section, I was in the hospital for a few days.  Rooming in was quite popular.  Even though this was my first baby, things just didn’t seem right.  He wasn’t catching on to nursing and would sleep a lot.  He would act like he was starving, I would try to nurse him and then he would be so exhausted that he would fall asleep and not eat.  I was a bit worried but I was assured it was all normal.  I persisted with my concerns and Day 2 they took him away to check him out.  Doctors would periodically come by and give me updates but the tests were inconclusive.  Day 3 I was told that there seemed to be an issue with his heart and he would be transferred to another hospital to have some further testing.  I was still stuck in the hospital recovering and my baby was now taken away by ambulance.  Scary times…(to be continued)

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About aoschmidt

Founder of My College and Career Coach (Part of My Balance LLC) as well as Next Step for Special Needs (501C org) and an Emotion Code Practitioner. I LOVE helping people to prosper! I am the mother of 6 (2 mine and 4 are his) and 2 of these children have special needs. My educational background includes a BS in Psychology and a MS in Counseling and Guidance. Over the past 20 years, I have been assisting families, with special needs children, from birth to graduation and beyond, for FREE! I have been helping these families while working full time in the field of education as a school counselor and learning how the educational system works from both sides (as an educator and a parent). I have been helping families to navigate the medical and educational systems as well as obtaining other services that are available to their children. See ABOUT page for full company profile. Follow the blog via email or join us on Facebook!

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